Oxford Poetry 1942-43.Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1943 Stock Code: 146803
First edition, first impression, of this early appearance of Larkin in print, who graduated from Oxford the following summer with a first in English.
Larkin contributes three poems to the volume, "Stone Church Damaged by a Bomb" (p. 41), "Mythological Introduction" (p. 42), and "Poem" (p. 43). This copy has an appealing literary provenance, from the library of publisher John K. Martin (b. 1930), founder of the Black Sparrow Press, with his book label on the rear pastedown.
Octavo. Original dark blue wrappers, printed paper label to front cover.
A fine copy, some toning to edges of wrappers, contents clean and sharp.
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